Africa

Chokwe Pwo mask

 

Q:  Re-arranging my masks around on the walls, I realized I had no information on this mask. It was given to me by my husband as a gift many, many moons ago. He bought it from a dealer in Essex, Ct who sold masks. Only thing I can say…it’s light weight wood and appears to be in good condition. Would appreciate information.  Mickey, 1366

A:  Masks styled after the famous Pwo mask of the Chokwe tribe in Angola, West Africa, are very popular with collectors. Many are available on the internet for an affordable price. I would give yours a value of B-.

The second photo is of a beautiful Pwo from a museum. You might not have to be wealthy to afford one like this! I’ve seen reproductions that look as good.

 

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